My brother in law stayed in Enoshima a decade ago so when the family came to visit, a day of fun was scheduled!
The train transfers were easy because DrG went with us and he took care of reading maps and signages! The commute from JR’s Shinjuku to Ofuna to Odakyu’s Enoshima took about an hour.
When we got there, we stopped by McDonald’s first and kombini to buy refreshments.
A quick stop at the tourist center for basic information and to find out what’s close that day (in our case, the caves). You can also buy an Eno-pass for all the major sites entrances and escalator fees.
There are so many places to go-the beach, the shrine, the observatory/lighthouse, the love bell. There’s also the spa, the aquarium, the caves,a temple, the botanical gardens.
We headed towards the lighthouse side because there are picnic tables available for lunch! We crossed this slightly scenic bridge.
You could see Mount Fuji from the bridge!
but not in this photo
We bought chicken teriyaki bento boxes, salad and fruits. We also had some provisions from the kombini like shu cream, pocky, chips and caramel corn (hat tip to Kt!)
There are restaurants in this area, too! They serve shirasu donburis (little fishes), the speciality of Enoshima. And a burger place. There are more seating area in this section.
Some grilling corn, tako, and clams
You can just eat at these establishments rather than carry bentos.
We cut our lunch short because people (still) smoke anywhere! Sigh 😦
We headed towards the shrine.
You can use the escalators to go up but there are only stairs and ramps for going down! So…don’t bring a stroller!
The magnificent view from the top!
There’s also small pockets of gardens with lots of flowers and big red tulips!
We also went to the love bell to ring the bell for true love. Then, wrote our names on some locks and placed them in this fence! Adorable and touristy! 🙂
Come summer time, maybe we can go back and enjoy the beach!
I was too tired from all the hiking and didn’t get to see the Aquarium (which closes at 5pm). Something definitely for the next visit! 🙂
Enjoy Enoshima. More details here.
Note: all photos by my family! busy hands the whole time!